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Alibaba enters U.S. cloud market, signaling global ambitions

The Chinese e-commerce giant's cloud business is expected to face an uphill battle in the U.S. market

IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

Big Blue is trying to prime the pump for Power-based cloud computing services and challenge Intel in hyperscale data centers


Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

New containerized browser technology will tighten enterprise controls

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Quick guide: Build a mobile app on Azure

All the major clouds offer mobile back ends as a service, but InfoWorld judged Azure's to be the best. Here's how to create a mobile app on Azure Mobile Services fast

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Don't let the cloud become your next data prison

Data portability is your key to keeping vendor lock-in from following you into the cloud

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Review: Microsoft Azure beats Amazon and Google for mobile development

Easier than Amazon's Mobile SDK and more complete than Google's Firebase, Azure Mobile Services has more of what developers need

8 steps to secure your data center in the distributed computing era

Today's dynamic computing environments require a more flexible and adaptive approach to security; here's how to get there

Docker Inc., leave Docker tools alone

The creator of the portable app container is now competing with third-party tools and could hold back the market

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Walmart doubles down on OpenStack

After migrating one of the world's largest e-commerce operations to OpenStack last year, Walmart's technologists hungrily anticipate the latest improvements as the project evolves

IBM to pump $4 billion into cloud, mobile, and analytics

By 2018 IBM expects to reap a combined $40 billion in annual revenue from its investments

For cloud security, it's not the hackers you should fear

Businesses have a lot of control over cloud-stored data, but many don't know how to use it

Salesforce's Desk.com steps up its global focus

Targeting small businesses, the customer-support app now speaks more than 50 languages

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IBM shapes its cloud for the enterprise

At IBM's InterConnect show in Vegas, IBM added to its tall stack of cloud and analytics technology, while offering aid to enterprises straining to keep up with the pace of change

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What's a consumer Office 365 subscription worth to Microsoft?

As Microsoft has added more consumer subscribers to the rolls of Office 365, the amount of revenue per subscriber has fallen

Business and IT have no good reason to fight over the cloud

Despite progress, too many organizations are battling internally over who controls business technology. When using cloud technology, there is a win-win option

IBM brings BlueMix platform services in-house

IBM is launching a series of tools to help ease the process of setting up a hybrid cloud

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Microsoft Azure is giving Amazon a run for its cloud money

Microsoft poses a serious challenge to AWS cloud dominance -- and that’s good for enterprise IT

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Why the opportunities for ops are better than ever

Some worry the cloud threatens to automate ops out of existence. In reality, the nature of the job is changing -- and big new opportunities are opening

Google Cloud offers security scanning for customer apps

The Google Cloud Security Scanner can ferret out XSS and mixed-content vulnerabilities

Good news: Computer science graduates will be ready for the cloud

More and more colleges and universities are preparing students for a world beyond on-premises IT systems

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